Hannan makes no claim that her identity as a trans woman has any bearing on the golf club she invented or the scientific background she inflated. And yet it sent a chill up his spine. It’s this line that feels particularly inhumane. Dr. V is a con artist and a trans woman. Hannan, though, conflates those two facts, acting as though the latter has some relation to the former. It seems that, in his view, they both represent a form of deceit.
Slate's Josh Levin on the Caleb Hannan/Dr. V story. Rather than write my own thoughts, which mirror Levin's, I'll point you to his piece and say "What he said."